Metalworking is an ancient technique that predates Egyptian times. Few materials have metal’s longevity, malleability, and rich history.
From small-scale, intimate objects such as hardware, flatware, and jewelry to large-scale sculpture, architecture, and modes of transportation, metal surrounds us in different forms.
Students gain an understanding of its historical and contemporary uses and learn the specialized techniques -- sawing, texturing, forming, torch soldering, finishing, and more -- involved in transforming wire and sheets of metal into original works of art. Participants also learn how to incorporate found materials into their pieces.
They develop an individual aesthetic approach with an underlying conceptual base, successfully communicating their ideas through well-designed, sophisticated pieces of jewelry or sculpture.
Metals is an all-day studio.